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SMC WD8013 Re: the BEST net card for obsd (IMHO)
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- Subject: SMC WD8013 Re: the BEST net card for obsd (IMHO)
- From: Diana Eichert <deichert_(_at_)_wrench_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 20:50:44 -0700 (MST)
You know this is really off track:
My first tcp/ip PC's were running Western Digital 8013, that's where the
WD came from before SMC bought them. I had several boxes running DOS 3.*
and packet drivers, with NCSA telnet/ftp connecting to VAXen across the
country, boy were my endusers impressed, "Whadaya mean, I don't have to
ship a 9-track tape over night to get this test data into analysis, you
mean I can do it electronically?"
these cards blew rings around any other card out at the time.
On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Adam Thompson, MCNE, MCSE wrote:
> The EPIC100 chipset (tx*) from SMC is one of the best pieces of ethernet
> engineering I've seen, IMHO. The last good SMC card prior to the 94xx
> family (all epic100s) was the WD8013 series. It was also designed
> specifically for low CPU overhead, fast throughput. I still run four or
> five ancient non-PnP WD8013EWC cards - and I can get full wire-speed on
> a 286 running DOS. They were almost as good as the Madge RingNode+
> token-ring cards of the day, yet they ran ethernet!
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